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Monday, March 25, 2013

4 Sale

"knickknacks and chotckies go on that table,
hang the "fancy" clothes then refold the rest,
put out signs, and make sure to get change.  One
never knows what will actually sell."
This ritual, as all, is comforting:
place the glass pieces very carefully,
unwrap the ceramic (keep the paper),
group the snow globes with the Christmas decor,

knickknacks and chotckies go on that table,
hang the "fancy" clothes then refold the rest,
put out signs, and make sure to get change.  One
never knows what will actually sell.

The ritual is consoling.  And as
minister and money changer perhaps
tithes will be offered.  The litany:
I ask for fifteen,  you offer five, I

praise ten's virtues and in unison we
settle on seven.  We know the order
of service.  Money was made, but more, need
of material objects is banished.
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The Collected Chaff, v. 1.0